Local MP quizzed by children at Spring Brook School

Date published: 16 January 2022


Ashton and Failsworth MP Angela Rayner has taken questions from pupils at Spring Brook School in Failsworth during a visit to the site.

The Deputy Leader of the Labour Party took part in a Q&A with members of the newly-formed school council.

Amongst the questions, the MP was quizzed about how she got into politics, what she would be doing if she wasn’t an MP and what life is like in Westminster.

Angela said: "School visits are the best bit of my job and it was great to meet the pupils at Spring Brook and hear their thoughts on current affairs. They asked me some great questions and it’s wonderful to see some of my youngest constituents taking such a keen interest in politics.”

Spring Brook, on Dean Street in Failsworth, is a school for Key Stage 3 children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs. The student council is currently learning about democracy and the political system in the UK.

Stella Power, teacher and curriculum leader at Spring Brook said: “It was really inspiring for our pupils to hear Angela’s story of how she ended up doing the job she does today.

"She really helped politics come to life and gave pupils a better understanding of how they can get involved and make change happen."


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